There’s loads to see at Paxton Pits, especially if you’re patient. It’s a well-loved spot for bird watching, with many overwintering wildfowl and regular sightings of kingfishers – as well as the famous nightingales. But you’ll also see plenty of other evidence of a healthy ecosystem here, including elusive mammals such as otters and weasels, plus a wide range of wildflowers, dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies.
Visit our Latest Sightings page to see what’s been out and about most recently. For an idea of what you might see at different times of year, we’ve got a handy month-by-month guide and a new monthly blog. And if you spot anything yourself, please let us know what you’ve seen and where by writing in the sightings book at the Visitor Centre (when we’re open again) or by emailing us.
The most recent sightings from the blog:
- Latest Sightings 11.5.21What a difference this year from last year. We have… Read More
- Latest Sightings 14.4.21An early walk often pays dividend. The bird song is… Read More
- Latest SightingsWe are all in a time of change and that… Read More
What to look out for:
- In May, Listen and Look Out for …Cuckoos According to the old rhyme, in May the cuckoo… Read More
- In April, Listen and Look Out for …Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers By the last week of March,… Read More
- In March, Listen and Look Out for …Great Spotted Woodpeckers The drumming of great spotted woodpeckers is… Read More